Celebrating the house sparrow and other common urban birds

Happy World Sparrow Day!

20th March, World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and other common urban birds that are integral to the biodiversity of our world. Thanks to the Nature Forever Society.

Despite living in a multi-storied building in Mumbai, a city that is generally perceived as a concrete jungle where humans have little space to breathe, we are fortunate to see other living species. The little sparrows are usually heard before we look up into the bushes to look for them. Their chirping is unmistakable. We haven’t seen them on the fourteenth floor, but several other birds visit our balcony. Some are good posers, probably oblivious to the camera while others are too quick to shoot.

House Sparrow female

House Sparrow male
House Sparrow male
Alexandrine Parakeets
Alexandrine Parakeets
House Crow
House Crow
Red-vented Bulbul
Red-vented Bulbul
Blue Rock Pigeon
Blue Rock Pigeon

Pictures taken at Whispering Palms, Kandivali East, Mumbai.

Read my post of last year, about the sparrows in my childhood, here.

2 thoughts on “Celebrating the house sparrow and other common urban birds

  1. christybharath March 20, 2015 / 9:16 am

    aww lovely to read about sparrows this fine morning. they seem to have fled from my city, but i still see them at hill stations; such pretty jazz musicians they are!

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  2. Shirley March 25, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Love the pics. Specially the second one. And the way the pigeon is looking below . Candid moments 😊

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